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Damien Memorial School

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Type  Private
Established  1962
Principal  Daniel Casey
Founded  1962
Colors  Mauve, Purple, Gold
Religious affiliation(s)  Roman Catholic
President  Wes Reber Porter
Phone  +1 808-841-0195
Number of students  654 (2016)
Damien Memorial School
Motto  Latin: Viriliter age ("Act courageously")
Address  1401 Houghtailing St, Honolulu, HI 96817, USA
Accreditation  Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Similar  Punahou School, Maryknoll School, Iolani School, St Francis School, Moanalua High School
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Damien Memorial School is a private Roman Catholic preparatory school for boys and girls in grades 6-12 in Kalihi, Oahu, a section of Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. Located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu, the school is sponsored by the Congregation of Christian Brothers and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

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History and origins

At the end of World War II, the Catholic Diocese of Honolulu saw the need for a second Catholic school on Oahu. The new school was named after Saint Damien de Veuster, who devoted his life to caring for Hansen's Disease patients on Molokai during the 19th century. The Congregation of Christian Brothers, parents and students volunteered to turn the land - which included 4 acres (16,000 m2) of taro patches and a good deal of uneven swampland - into a school campus because the company that started construction on Damien went bankrupt. Damien became coeducational beginning from the 2012-13 school year.

Notable alumni

  • Frank De Lima, comedian
  • Joe DeSa, MLB first baseman
  • Eddie Klaneski, Hawaii and AFL football player
  • Kealoha Pilares, NFL player
  • Brandon Rogers, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt
  • Chris Truby, MLB third baseman
  • Steve Uyehara, Hawaii News Now anchor
  • References

    Damien Memorial School Wikipedia


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